In "Ted," John Bennett (Wahlberg) is a grown man whose cherished teddy bear was brought to life as the result of a childhood wish...and hasn't left his side since. Can John's relationship with longtime girlfriend, Lore (Kunis), move forward with his lovably profane buddy on his couch? (Gary Reber)
Both the theatrical version (01:46:09) and the unrated version (01:52:15) are available. Special features include commentary with Director/Co-Writer Seth MacFarlane, Co-Writer Alec Sulkin, and Star Mark Wahlberg; 15 deleted scenes (HD 14:54); alternate takes (HD 10:32); a gag reel (HD 06:24); a making-of (HD 24:42) and a "Teddy Bear Scuffle" (HD 05-38) featurette; upfront previews; BD-Live functionality; and an UltraViolet digital copy.
The 1080p AVC picture appears a bit "plugged up" in density, but the color palette is nicely saturated with strong primaries. Contrast is generally well balanced, with deep blacks and decent shadow delineation. Fleshtones are nicely toned with natural hues. Resolution is nicely rendered, with nuanced detail revealed, especially in facial close-ups, hair, clothing, and object texture. Generally, this is a pleasing, though, densely textured image. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced with a frontal dialogue focus and ADR dialogue. Atmospherics and specials are secondary and in the background. Surround envelopment is virtually entirely the music score, except for a car chase scene. The music is nicely recorded with good fidelity and a wide and deep soundstage. Bass energy is limited, though, heightened in the chase scene. Overall, the sonics support the storytelling but otherwise are not distinguished. (Gary Reber)